500 Miles, PL3: Sato and Dixon fly over 229 miles |  Formula Passion – IndyCar

500 Miles, PL3: Sato and Dixon fly over 229 miles | Formula Passion – IndyCar

The fastest Sato

The day of Wednesday preparations have officially begun Indianapolis 500contrary to the original schedule that expected the first practice sessions on Tuesday, which were canceled due to bad weather. It was the Japanese who got the best top speed Takuma Sato, a two-time winner at Indianapolis and who will be at the helm of Chip Ganassi’s team this year. Former Formula 1 driver, along with his colleague Scott Dixonhe was the only one who crossed the limit of 229 miles per hour (229.439, about 367 km / h), set the best lap in 39.2261 seconds.

Domain signed ‘Chip Ganassi’

The performance of the Zealander, winner at Indianapolis in 2008, was slightly lower with a maximum of 229.174 miles achieved in the first ten minutes of the session. The most interesting data, however, was that related to the pilots’ superior performance Chip Ganassiall four present in the top seven positions of general classification. When the winner of the last round on the Indianapolis Street Circuit, Alex Palouclosed at 4th place (behind the best Santino Ferrucci), Marcus Ericsson ending in the seventhwith the Swede whose main goal is to repeat himself after the success achieved in the famous valley of Indiana last season.

Sato: “Interesting preparation”

Satisfied Takuma Sato, who commented on his day and the results achieved in practice: The organization is very interesting – explained the 46-year-old – everything is in the right place and with the right people. They use their resources and use them well. The preparation is simply spectacular. Today, all four operators shared a few different agendas. I was not particularly satisfied with the kind of feeling I had in the morning, and we are working to improve. In the afternoon, the group managed by Ganassi gave me a big hint on what needs to be done. We got down to business and got good results, and that’s why we have such a good base right now.”

Well Enerson among the rookies, Rahal against the wall

Finally, a good performance of Richard Clayton Enersonwhich has completed three phases of Rookie Orientation Program and the team’s Chevrolet Abel Motorsport. Bad, however, Graham Rahal, 13 at the end of the day and the author of communications against sanctions, fortunately without consequences for him. With this result, the category will return to the track today at 12:00 US for the fourth free practice session

FP | Alexander Prada